Many Thanks to the Participants of the 3rd Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon

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I must admit, I first hesitated to host this blogathon again this year, but I’m glad I did because I read some excellent entries written by the participants. Grace Kelly is one of those personalities who highly deserves to be celebrated, who deserves to be honoured with a blogathon.

With their marvelously written work, the participants showed a beautiful admiration and respect for the graceful lady. If she was alive, I’m sure Grace would have been pleased by what she would have read.

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I didn’t have many participants as I usually have in my other blogathons, but I think here we had the perfect example of “quality over quantity”.

If you haven’t read the entries yet, please do so. You won’t regret it. Here is the link:

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And since there aren’t many articles, you don’t have any excuses not to read them all! Haha!

And thanks again to the participants. Without you, there wouldn’t be any blogathon!

See you next year, I hope! 🙂

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The Third Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon is here!

I’m happy to host, for a third time, the Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon! Luckily, as I announced the event pretty late, we didn’t have to wait too long for it to arrive! As you know, the event starts today and will take an end on November 10, 2017, on Grace’s birthday.

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I want to thank all those people who were willing to honour this iconic actress and princess that Grace Kelly was by participating to my blogathon. Even if she is, sadly, no longer with us, all the reasons are good to celebrate her.

I will add your entries to the roster as soon as they are submitted. If you can provide me your twitter handle as well, that would be great!

Let’ the ball begin!

The lovely entries

The blogathon stars in force with an excellent piece on To Catch a Thief written by Maddy from Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. This amazing blogger understands perfectly the type of actress Grace Kelly was.

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Vinnieh wrote a marvelous piece on Mogambo and gives us all the good reasons why this is a worthy movie despite not being Grace’s best.

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Tynan from 4 Stars Films wrote a fascinating piece on his two most favourite actresses: Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. We agree with him that these two stars are the definition of icon. We wish they would have been in a movie together!

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After a first viewing, Crimson Kimono wrote a sweet article on The Swan, an underrated but worth seeing film.

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Letícia from Crítica Retrô discusses another favourite subject of mine: fashion, in her piece on Grace Kelly as a Style Icon. The lady is, of course, the dream model of every great designers!

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Amanda from  Old Hollywood Films explore the life of Grace Kelly through a series of beautiful pictures. Grace was one of the most photographed ladies in the world!

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Emily over at The Flapper Dame explains why she ADORES Grace Kelly in a post full of love and admiration for the iconic blonde.

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Collin from Box Office Poison gives us a thoughtful reflexion on The Country Girl. Grace won an Oscar for her brilliant and complex performance!

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Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts gives us a highly informative piece on Dial M For Murder, the first film Grace made under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock!

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On my blog Three Enchanting Ladies, I explain the marvelous way Grace Kelly influences my life. Random and entertaining thoughts!

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Alex from Anybody Got A Match? discusses Grace Kelly’s last film, High Society, in a great and interesting post!

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Here we have another great review of Mogambo written by Shounak from Life with Books & Movies.

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Thanks again to all the participants! Because of you, Grace is, once again, remembered the right way.

Don’t forget to visit my other blog, Three Enchanting Ladies, which celebrates my three most favourite actresses: Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, and Audrey Hepburn!

Happy heavenly birthday dear Grace!

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A Big Thanks to the Participants of the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon!

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As it is said in the title, I’m simply publishing this post to thanks all the participants of the Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon for their marvelous pieces about Joan Fontaine’s films and their love and admiration for her.

Of course, it also was a pleasure for me to co-host it with Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood! As bloggers, I don’t think we could have thought of a better way to celebrate this Hitchcockian star!

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You might like to know that your entries were not only shared on Twitter but also on my Joan Fontaine Facebook group and its members enjoy them very much! By the way, if you’d like to join us, you are most welcome. 😉 We are nice and like a big family!

With 20 submitted entries (and maybe some late entries to come!), we can definitely say that this was a success. 🙂

If you haven’t read the entries yet, make sure to do so. You’ll find them here.

I’ll see you again soon for the Grace Kelly Blogathon! 🙂

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The Wonderful World of Cinema Celebrates Its Third Anniversary!

 

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Three years ago, I started what would become one of my main passions: blogging.

Three years ago, I introduced my blog by presenting you my 10 most favourite films of all times.

Three years ago, Theresa from CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch was the first one to welcome me in the blogging world (thanks!)

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Many will tell you, once you start blogging, it’s very difficult to stop! Many elements make it an amazing activity: the blogathons, watching classic films (if you write a classic movie blog like me and many of my fellow bloggers), the likes and kind comments from your readers, etc.

Three years after I started this blog, I am now happy to have ALMOST 200 followers (197 *sight*…). And I almost have 300 posts published here!

So so so, I’m mostly making this post to thanks all those who are reading my blog and/or following me. I wouldn’t be very far without you!

Happy anniversary to my blog! 🙂

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The Joan Fontaine Centenary Blogathon is here!

We are finally going to celebrate what would have been Joan Fontaine’s 100th birthday. This magnificent star was born on October 22, 1917, but, unfortunately, left us in 2013 at the age of 96. I and my friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood thought it would be a good idea to honour her with a blogathon and we were happy to have many subscribers!

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Now, this day has finally arrived and we are incredibly impatient to read all your wonderful entries!

As soon as your article is published, you can submit it here in the comment section or on Crystal’s blog. And we will add it to the roster. Don’t forget, the blogathon starts today and will take an end on October 22, on Joan’s birthday.

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The Lovely Entries

We start it all with a beautiful tribute to our Joan written by Maddy at Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

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Patricia at Caftan Woman tells us all about Kiss the Blood Off My Hands which reunites to icons of the cinema: Our Joan and Burt Lancaster!

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For the occasion, Wide Screen World watched The Bigamist for the first time and wrote about it! A movie directed by a woman. Yay!

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Rebecca at Taking Up Room wrote a complete and great review of Jane Eyre. And we agree with her that Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles were excellent in the main roles!

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Day two stars with an excellent review of Frenchman’s Creek (film based on Daphné Du Maurier’s novel) by Terence from A Shroud of Thoughts 

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Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews chose an intruiguing subject when she decided to write about The Visitor, the 55th episode of One Step Beyond starring Joan and Warren Beatty.

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Michaela from Love Letters to Old Hollywood wrote a lovely review of You Gotta Stay  Happy where Joan’s love interest is played by no one else than the great James Stewart!

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Elizabeth Nelson, guest writter at In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood reviews Ivy, a film where Joan plays a fascinating villain in gorgeous gowns.

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On her birthday, I wrote with all my heart this personal tribute to Joan, a lady I’ve always admired

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Here we have another review of Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist beautifully written by Letícia at Critíca Retrô.

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Debbie at Moon in Gemini tells us about the time she saw Joan Fontaine (!) and accompanies this with a fascinating review of Born to Be Bad!

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Jenni from Portraits by Jenni gives us a great review of Ivanhoe a film starring two of classic films’s best ladies: Joan (of course) and Elizabeth Taylor!

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If Pure Entertainment Preservation Society‘s review of The Emperor Waltz doesn’t convince you to see this most underrated film, I don’t know what to tell you!

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Keisha from Cinema Cities wrote a fascinating article about one of Hollywood’s best collaborations: Joan and Hitchcock!

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Here is Tam from The Dream Book Blog‘s highly interesting analysis of September Affair which also stars another favourite of mine: Joseph Cotten!

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 You Gotta Stay Happy is back thanks to Andrew from The Stop Button whose dynamic review is just like a little breath of fresh air!

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Anna from Defiant Success entertains us with an article on Joan’s three Oscars nominations. Wait…Only three??!

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Alex from Anybody Got A Match? reviews one of Joan’s most beautiful and touching film: Letter From an Unknown Woman.

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With this review, we perfectly feel the admiration that Shounak from Life With Books and Movies has for Jane Eyre, an adaptation of his favourite novel

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Amanda from Old Hollywood Films gives us a pretty informative review of Voyage at the Bottom of the Sea, a science fiction film directed by the Master of Disaster Movies, Irwin Allen!

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A big thanks to all the participants!

We wish you a happy heavenly birthday lovely Joan. You are not on Earth anymore, but you certainly are in our hearts forever ❤

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News: I’ll be hosting the Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon for the third time in November! Click on this link if you want to participate: The Third Wonderful Grace Kelly Blogathon

See you!